«All Together Opera». RIMSKY-KORSAKOV «MAY NIGHT»
  • Оpera
  • duration

    2:00
  • intermission

    0
  • languagage

    Ru
  • age

    6+
Dates
  • Free entry
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VIII St. Petersburg International Festival

«All Together Opera»

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV. «MAY NIGHT»

18 July, 2019

7 p.m.

The Kirov Central Culture and Leisure Park, in front of the Yelagin Island Palace

FREE ADMISSION

On 18 July, an opera «May Night» of the famous Russian composer N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov «May Night» will be shown in the Kirov Central Culture and Leisure Park, in front of the Yelagin Island Palace.

This composition was created by still a young composer, but it demonstrates the work of a master hand. Addressing the novel by N.V. Gogol gave the composer an opportunity to combine fairy-tale fantasy with the folk South Russian and Ukrainian flavor. This work is a mature representative of the classical Russian opera school of the 19th century. The wealth and ingenuity of the melodic material is fueled by a folklore source; mass scenes that create a holiday spirit alternate with soulful lyrical episodes. The performance of the «May Night» at the festival is, at the same time, a tribute to the 175th anniversary of the birth of the great Russian composer; on the other hand, it is a strong educational event that opens one more national masterpiece to the general public of the festival.

The opera will be directed by Olga Malikova. Music Director – Vladimir Lande (Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Karsnoyarsk Academic Symphony Orchestra). St. Petersburg State Governor's Symphony orchestra

Leading roles will be performed by Vitaly Yankovsky (Mariinsky Theatre), Dmitri Demidchik (Mariinsky Theatre), Elizaveta Mikhailova (Music Hall Theatre), Denis Kolesnikov and others.

 

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